Year Up Bay Area is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, coursework eligible for college credits, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have served over 2,080 young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. 90% of our graduates are employed (earning competitive wages) or are enrolled in college within four months of completing the program.
Year Up California Policy Agenda for Opportunity Youth
Home to one-eighth of the U.S. population and the sixth largest economy in the world, California is a global leader with limitless potential. Vital to our economic success is a growing pipeline of skilled workers trained to meet the demands of California’s employers. Current trends, however, show that California will confront a serious skills gap by 2030 – with a shortfall of 1.1 million workers with the skills needed to meet economic demand.1 Industries that have helped push our economy forward, such as the technology and healthcare sectors, will be adversely impacted by this growing workforce gap, which could limit the state’s economic productivity and our ability to retain and grow leading employers. Read more here.
SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS
Our San Francisco campus located at 80 Sutter Street is home to 240 Year Up students a year. Students at this location receive coaching and skill development in the following track specialties: Helpdesk/Desktop Support, Project Management Support, Cyber Security, Quality Assurance, and Network Support.
SILICON VALLEY (SAN JOSE) CAMPUS
Year Up Bay Area launched its second location in March 2013 on 100 W San Fernando Street in San Jose. 160 students a year receive coaching and skill development in track specialties such as Helpdesk/Desktop Support, Project Management Support, Data Analytics, and Network Support.
DIABLO VALLEY (PLEASANT HILL) CAMPUS
Year Up Bay Area launched its third location in August 2017 at Diablo Valley College (DVC). Students at this location receive coaching and skill development in the Helpdesk/Desktop Support track specialty. As students work toward a degree at DVC, they will also develop the work experience and network they need for IT Helpdesk/Desktop Support careers. For the main office, contact us at (925) 338-8545.
FACEBOOK (MENLO PARK) CAMPUS
Year Up Bay Area is launching their fourth campus in September 2018 in partnership with Facebook’s Access Program. Students at this location will receive coaching and in-demand skill development in the Helpdesk/Desktop Support or Project Management Support track specialties. During learning and development, they will attend program at a Facebook-affiliated community center on Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park. Then, during the internship phase of the program, students will experience the Facebook environment and culture as an IT or Recruiting Intern. To contact the Facebook Admissions Team, call us at (650) 272-7038.
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